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battery tray lawn and garden

Postby Tarvos » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:43 pm

When I was at DSCF this year, (one day) I spoke with several people and got some great ideas. One was about using a smaller lawn and garden battery. I also thought this was a good idea. I'm not much of a fabricator but I whipped this up in an afternoon and It seems to work well. Gives a little extra room on the deck. I pushed it off the rear a little and used two of the bolts in the trumpet to mount it. Starts just fine, no issue.
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:55 pm

Looks good!
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby Barnyard » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:16 pm

I have heard of folks using the smaller battery with a magneto ignition. I never knew how they would do with a distributor.
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby inairam » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 am

I have a 19L ( 6V) and a 26r ( 12v) which are smaller and fit in the battery box. I have seen the smaller ones but have not tried them. I think it maybe on how cold is your winter and have much you use it in the cold.
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby Winfield Dave » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:27 am

When I bought my Lo-Boy with the loader it came with a lawn/garden battery. Would not crank long enough to start in the winter.
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:58 am

Nice clean install, looks good!

I have used a L&G battery in one of my LoBoys for 3 or 4 years without any issues. It's a higher CCA one and I rotate a battery tender through my various batteries during the winter. Never had a problem starting in the winter.
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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby Tarvos » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:08 am

Battery came from rural king. 235cca @0 deg f, 280cca @32 deg f. 25 reserve min. Size is u1r-lt. They have them on sale for about 20 something dollars and then a rebate of $5, that i'm sure is more trouble than its worth. I live in central florida so I have no experience with extreme cold, (thankfully). My cub starts so quick I cant get my finger off the button fast enough. (Did that with large battery also). As others have said, it may not work out if cold or if long crank time is needed. But for me it worked fine.
Also box is made from 16ga steel.

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Re: battery tray lawn and garden

Postby raystractors » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:20 am

At those prices you could buy two and put them together.


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